Boston Hassle announces Grass Stains, a free, outdoor, all-ages event at Allston’s Ringer Park


We’ve had a couple of really nice days in Boston, weather wise, over the past few weeks, so we finally think it’s safe to actually plan for fun outdoor events. We think.

A true test comes this weekend with Boston Calling Music Festival at City Hall Plaza, then the following weekend our friends at Boston Hassle are keeping the overhead skies clear and sunny with Grass Stains, a free, all-ages outdoor event at Ringer Park that echoes the location’s DIY Fests of years past.

The May 30 Grass Stains is split into two stages, electric and acoustic, and features 11 band and artists over the course of six hours, starting at noon. Among the participants are Bent Shapes, Anjimile, BATHAUS, and Jesse Collins, but do yourself a solid and scan the full list down below. That “+TBA” suggests more acts will be announced as the gathering draws near.


Electric Stage
Gerty Farish
Al Marantz & The Piffs
Bent Shapes
Moshi Moshi I am The Decider

Acoustic Stage
Jesse Collins
Squirrel Flower
Milo Jones
Tom Kovacevic (Maine)

Flyer by Rich Ochs:


Grass Stains